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Dragon's 1/48 scale
Focke-Wulf Ta 154 A-0

by Oliver Peissl

 

Focke-Wulf Ta 154 A-0



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Introduction


Here is my Dragon 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Ta 154 A-0.

I finished the model in the markings of the pre-series used in the “Erprobungskommando” in Langenhagen during the Summer of 1944.

 

Construction

 

The model was built with following updates:

  • Cockpit photoechted parts from Eduard

  • Resin cockpit and nose landing gear from CMK

  • FuG 220 from Schatton

What I particularly like about this kit is that you can choose between six different airplanes. You can built the V (prototype) variants and the A-0 Series.

Before I installed the resin cockpit I had to modify the fuselage halves. This is also necessary in the nose landing gear area. I was very happy with the upgrade parts from Eduard and CMK.

 

 

Additionally, I added the parts from the Eduard set for the wheel well and the open ladder on the por tside. I also used the Schatton FuG 220 set for the “Hirschgeweih” in the front of the Night fighter. The model looks very realistic with all these parts.

The exhausts pipes have also been updated with parts from the Eduard set.

 

 

Painting and Markings

 

First, Gunze-Sangyo RLM 76 was sprayed overall, followed by RLM 75 mottling.

I did not mask the camouflage pattern because with the combination of Gunze colours and Harder & Steenback Evolution airbrush you can reach very fine transitions.  

 

 

After that I sprayed Tamiya gloss and applied the decals. All weathering (panel lines, oil stains etc) was achieved using grey oil colours. The soot from the exhausts and guns was sprayed with the airbrush. Here I used much thinned red brown-black mixed colours for Post shadings. After that I also did that post shading on panel lines and hatches.

Finally everything was sealed with Polly Scale Flat and all small parts like antennas and wire were fitted.

 

  • Dragon 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Ta 154 A-0 by Oliver Peissl: Image
  • Dragon 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Ta 154 A-0 by Oliver Peissl: Image
  • Dragon 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Ta 154 A-0 by Oliver Peissl: Image
  • Dragon 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Ta 154 A-0 by Oliver Peissl: Image
  • Dragon 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Ta 154 A-0 by Oliver Peissl: Image
  • Dragon 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Ta 154 A-0 by Oliver Peissl: Image
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Model and Text Copyright 2008 by Oliver Peissl
Page Created 16 March, 2008
Last Updated 16 March, 2008

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